|Civil War Relicman
|Winchester, Virginia USA (changed hands 70 times in the Civil War!)|
buckle, "heavy thick" style, Confederate wartime manufacture.
The "heavy thick" style frame buckles refers to the class of Confederate frame buckles made integral hooks, flat backs, and is simply made heavier and thicker than the other patterns. These frame buckles were made during the war in the Confederacy, they were not used by militia units prior to the war and there was no military need for them after the war. These were simple and highly effective designs that the Confederacy could produce in quantity quickly, and the troops in the field in the early campaigns were equipped with them. Supplies of the various CS plates generally followed later. Plate measures 75.1mm x 60.5mm. Dug plate, no significant bends or breaks. Recovered: Rocky Face Ridge, Atlanta 1864 campaign.
Ref: Mullinax Expanded Edition, Plate 170.